Spalding head football coach Clint Ashmore said on the coaches morning radio show Saturday that starting running back Zay Sharp suffered a separated shoulder against the Griffin High Bears Friday in the season opener.
Sharp played in the first half and tallied 11 yards rushing on eight carries.
Ashmore said Saturday that Sharp may be out for possibly two games.
There was no word at press time whether anything had changed with Sharp’s prognosis.
A WORK IN PROGRESS: Spalding defensive lineman Chris Mayes started his second year of organized football Friday night, but played like an experienced veteran in the first half against Griffin. He made several stops on Bears backs and clogged up the middle all evening.
“I played okay. I’ve just got to get better with my hand techniques,” said the humble senior. “As a team, we’ve got to stay positive and not get down if we get behind.”
DOUBLE THE FUN: Senior Griffin running backs Wonta Washington and Aaron Mathis scored 2 TDs apiece Friday night and they saw big holes during the Bears' 20-point explosion in the third quarter.
“I was reading the blocks and everything opened up,” Mathis said.
“We’re always ready to go once we see daylight,” said Washington.
JUNIOR POWER: The Griffin junior linebacking tandem of Jaylin Piercy and Eddrick “Nukie Man” Johnson wreaked havoc on the Spalding Jags in the second quarter.
Johnson nearly sacked Spalding QB Casey Moody in the second quarter, forcing a hurried throw and a punt while Piercy finished the job, sacking Moody on the Jags’ next possession deep in their territory.
Griffin got great field position after the Jags’ punt and proceeded to score 14 straight points and blow the game open.
Johnson and Piercy are the only two juniors who start on Griffin’s 2010 defense.